A number of schools in and around the Pietermaritzburg area have felt the tremendous benefit of an Anderson Engineering waiting shelter which they delivered as part of their pledge to support and give back to the local community. The waiting shelter project, which commenced in 2010, has now delivered 6 waiting shelters to different schools, including Forest Hill, Woodlands Primary Schools, Alston Primary School, Eastwood Primary School, Tetelegu Primary and Eastwood Secondary School.
Initially designed and conceptualised to protect children from the weather while waiting for transport, these shelters are proving to be much more than just a waiting shelter, and offer the school and the learners a secure, sheltered space to add to the schools teaching and cultural infrastructure.
Anderson have also assisted the community in other ways over the years, including building customised aids for the elderly and giving their time and skills on Mandela Day to assist with improving infrastructure for local communities.
Community Upliftment & Social Responsibility News & Events
June 9, 2017
Anderson Provides Shelters for Children
Early in March 2010, Anderson Engineering identified the need for waiting shelters for school children at two schools in close proximity to our premises. In working with the schools, the waiting shelters were designed primarily to provide protection from the elements as many of the school children commute and have to wait for public transport.
November 9, 2016
Anderson Engineering provides waiting shelter, which doubles as an outdoor breakout area, for Eastwood Secondary School learners
Eastwood Secondary School educates 1,560 learners on a daily basis and is currently the largest school in the Pietermaritzburg area. There are a number of challenges facing the school, including very limited funds to support the high running costs of the large school, the high level of poverty for many of the learners and the threat of substance abuse
June 9, 2016
Anderson Enjoys Giving Back to Its Community – Alston Primary School Waiting Shelter
It’s been three years since Anderson Engineering identified the need for waiting shelters for school children. They recently added another school to the list of beneficiaries, Alston Primary School on Greyling Street in the CBD area, which educates more than 1 000 children from communities as far afield as Hammarsdale and Winterskloof.
November 9, 2015
Tetelegu Primary School – Assisting To Relieve Overcrowding
The team at Anderson Engineering continue to assist the schools in the Pietermarizburg area. Our motivation for this project was to help the school management at Tetelegu Primary School in Sweetwaters with the overcrowding they are experiencing, so as to create a better learning experience and improve the overall safety for the learners.
June 9, 2015
Anderson Supports the Mentally Challenged
Anderson Engineering made a decision to look into how we could help the Sunnyside Farm at the suggestion of Shannon Elliott (wife of Brenton Elliott an employee of the company). Sunnyside Farm is managed under the auspices of the PMHS. It is a residential facility for 60 mentally challenged adults, located in the Bulwer district.
March 9, 2014
Forest Hills & Woodlands Primary Waiting Shelter
The team from Anderson Engineering recently completed a fourth waiting shelter. The waiting shelters project started in 2010 when shelters were installed at Forest Hills and Woodlands Primary Schools, then it was the turn of Alston Primary School and most recently, Eastwood Primary School.